It’s not the prettiest garden in Paris. There’s the Jardin de Luxembourg and Buttes-Chaumont for that.
But the Promenade Plantee provides something the others can’t: perspective.
Converted from an old railway line, the urban park stands 10 m above street level in some parts, runnning the length of Daumesnil Avenue in the 12th arrondissement.
And though I use it often as a running route, I only recently took an afternoon to wander leisurely through the High Line on a Sunday afternoon and take in the views from just a few stories higher than street level.
Take a walk with me and I’ll show you some of my favorite viewpoints from the tree and flower-lined viaduct…